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Fully Booked
Newcastle under Lyme,
Group status: Enjoying this year's shortlisted books!

Speed dating with books

Clayton Hall Academy is a mixed state school for 11 - 16 year old students. There are 10 pupils plus Mrs. Corbett the librarian shadowing this year's shortlist. We are especially excited to read " the hate you give" by Angie Thomas and interested to see how it handles issues on racism.

Amelia, Rosie and Kate

The Hate U Give by Amelia
Absolutely amazing. Angie Thomas manages to bring to life what growing up in the 'hood' would be like though the realistic dialog between characters. . . .
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Where the World Ends by Amelia
'Where the World Ends' starts off slow and doesn't really speed up at all. Although, I enjoyed the very original plot I found the book tedious and a t . . .
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Rook by Amelia
I have mixed feelings toward this book. On the one hand, I found the characters believable and intricate. Their interactions and motives were realisti . . .
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Release by Amelia
I enjoyed this book but not as much as I had hoped. Although, I felt that the characters were believable, realistic and interacted well with each othe . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Amelia
I weally, weally enjoyed this book! It was a fun, colourful and jolly book with a clear inner meaning- sometimes you have to do things outside your co . . .
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Newcastle Academy Shadows
Chesterton Community High School
Newcastle under Lyme,
Which Carnegie book are you currently reading?

Wed Wabbit
The Hate You Give
Beyond the Bright Sea
Saint Death
After the Fire
Where the world Ends
Title: Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Winning Year: 2017

It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stori


Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She studied Creative Writing at Belhaven University, where she was one of the only black students – a theme visited in The Hate U Give, her debut novel, which is currentl . . .